10GbE Rates & Billing

10 GbE connections may require the following custom networking installation activities. These are billed on a time & materials basis.

  • A CAT 6 connection to a network access layer switch from your server(s) with a 10Gbase T copper card.
  • 10 GbE fiber connection between the laboratory or office Ethernet jack and the telecommunications closet.
  • An Access Layer Switch (ALS) in the telecommunications closet if more than one piece of equipment in a lab requires 10 GbE connectivity.
  • 10 GbE fiber connection between the telecommunications closet and the building DLS.
  • 10 Gbps connectivity between the building DLS to the network core (if the building is still connected at 1 Gbps).
  • Potential upgrades to the building DLS to accommodate increased bandwidth.

The following rates & billing information is provided to convey a rough estimate for equipment needs and potential costs. Contact your ITS Infrastructure Project Manager for more information and estimates.

Network Switches

Item Est. Cost
ALS with 8 10GbE Copper Ports $10,000
Fiber Connection between DLS and ALS - Port Fiber Optic Module for the DLS $1,500
Fiber Connection between DLS and ALS - Port Fiber Optic Module for the ALS $1,500
Optional Service Agreement for ALS Monitoring & Maintenance Varies

Raceway/Conduit

Existing networking conduit/raceway will be used whenever possible. When additional installation is required, ITS can provide a design to be installed by the Plant Department. Costs vary based on distance, building construction, and aesthetic requirement.

Fiber Installation

Item Est. Cost
Fiber Installation See ITS Labor Rates
Fiber Optic Cable - 06 Single-Mode Strands Between Closet & Lab $2,750 (Est. 250 Ft.)
Fiber Optic Cable - 12 Single-Mode Strands Between Closet & Lab $5,250 (Est. 250 Ft.)
Fiber Optic Cable - 24 Single-Mode Strands Between Closet & Lab $7,500 (Est. 250 Ft.)
Additional Outside Fiber Installation See ITS Fiber Lease Rates
Notes:
  • To see the current connectivity for your location, check our Campus Building Network Connections list. 
  • If the installation of your 10 GbE connection is part of a construction or renovation effort, units may consider including the cost of fiber between the core network and the building DLS as part of the construction budget.